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Bittersweet (poem)

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I'll bet I can make a basket with these you said
pointing to the bittersweet that were growing
in the least likely places sending tendrils
ahead of their shiny leaves reaching crazily
with no particular goal in sight
Later in the day I met you returning from a walk
You were holding a green basket you had made
from the bittersweet you had managed to tame
You made it look so simple
turning the word basket into a basket
momentarily giving me to wonder
what other words might be waiting

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger and author of several nonfiction books, a collection of poetry, "Children to the Mountain" and a memoir, "Finding Myself in Time: Facing the Music" Over the last few years he has begun calling (more...)

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